You’re Invited to Join the Roanoke Riverkeepers

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Do you love being outside? Are you fascinated by nature? Are you concerned about the health of your local watershed? Consider becoming a volunteer stream monitor.

The Roanoke Stormwater Division and Clean Valley Council have partnered to create a citizen science water monitoring program. Focusing on the health of the Roanoke River and its tributaries, community members will engage in local streams and become part of the solution in achieving clean water. As a volunteer you will monitor streams by taking samples of benthic macroinvertebrates to determine the ecological health for the section of stream that is sampled.

You do not have to be a scientist to be a stream monitor; just be willing to learn and have fun.

An informational meeting about this program is at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 1 at the Raleigh Court Branch Library.

There is some training required to become a stream monitor with sessions throughout the year. The information session on March 1 will help you better understand if this opportunity is a fit for you.

Learn more from the Clean Valley Council.